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FULL TEXT: Miss Universe Philippines 2023 Top 5 Q&A portion

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FULL TEXT: Miss Universe Philippines 2023 Top 5 Q&A portion
The Top 5 at the Question and Answer portion of Miss Universe Philippines 2023.
Screengrab from ABS-CBN Entertainment YouTube channel

MANILA, Philippines — The Miss Universe Philippines 2023 coronation night was held tonight at the SM Mall of Asia Arena. 

Here are the Top 5 finalists' answers at the question and answer portion:

Baguio’s Krishnah Marie Gravidez

Dyan Castillejo: Transwomen athletes are now being allowed to compete in women's sports events in many international competitions. Do you think that this is a step in the right direction? Why or why not?

Gravidez: I am all for equality with all genders and I believe that we have the right to participate in any sports. However, I believe that there's a biological reason that we should not allow transwoman in a woman category because I believe that there's a right time for that and there's right measurements to be done. Thank you.

Pampanga’s Angelique Manto

Annette Gozon-Valdes: There were calls by some sectors to ban movies and TV shows that portray the Philippines in a bad light. Should we? Why or why not? 

Manto: I believe that in every aspect there are two things, there is the good and the bad. But it's in the matter of how we receive the images that we are sharing about the Philippines. We always share the good, the beauty there is in the Philippines. But we must also accept that in every aspect, there is the bad, and we must learn and grow from God and improve the country that we are in and hopefully we see Philippines for the good and the bad and celebrate that and allow us to appreciate the country.

Bohol’s Pauline  Amelinckx

Rep. Yedda Marie Romualdez: There are reports of online sexual exploitation of women and children. As a woman, how do we make the digital space safe for you and other women and children? 

Amelinckx: I make the digital space safe by taking the lead in that action by making sure that what I put out there is the truth and it's also a message of hope for everyone else. And for anyone that finds himself or herself in such a situation, know that there are people out there who will be able to help you reach out to you and make sure that you will be able to get through this and we can make a difference together.

Zambales’ Christine Opiaza

Lloyd Lee: A recent Goldman Sachs study found that artificial intelligence tools or AI could impact 300 million full time jobs worldwide, which could lead to a significant disruption in the job market. What do you think of this?

Opiaza: We are moving forward progress and growth. But change is not always about progress. We have to consider that manpower really posts of the economic development of each and every country. We have to put importance in each and every person making their costs be seen in each and every aspect in the country. So we have to balance the AI and also the importance of having manpower in the country.

Makati’s Michelle Dee

Sam Verzosa: Income inequality is still high in the Philippines. The gap between the rich and the poor remains. How do we close that gap?

Dee: I think first we have to recognize what we have and the privileges that we have, such as food, education and homes. I think the best way to address this is really through education because education holds no status quo, and every Filipino child has the right to an education, but not just any education, but quality education, because I believe if the government can provide this to every Filipino child, then we can not only elevate their quality of life, but we can empower them as well.

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